Murray sees environmental work of tribe

Senator visits Swinomish leaders at Lone Tree Point


August 9, 2023

Senator Patty Murray meets with Swinomish Tribe leaders

Bill Reynolds

Swinomish Tribal Senate Chair Steve Edwards, left, and Swinomish Tribal Senate Vice-Chair Alana Quintasket, center, welcome U.S. Sen. Patty Murray at Lone Tree Point Monday morning on the Swinomish Reservation.

When she first ran for U.S. Senate in 1992, Patty Murray described herself as a mom in tennis shoes."

Her newest pair of New Balance footwear came in handy when the six-term senator, who serves as Senate president pro tempore, hiked revered Lone Tree Point and the beach area below the Thousand Trails La Conner RV Resort on Monday.

Sen. Murray spent an hour touring and receiving updates on collaborative marine environmental protection projects undertaken locally by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Skagit Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Initiative.

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